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Commercial Suicide | Jester King Brewery

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Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This version of Commercial Suicide has been permanently supplanted by the oaked farmhouse version - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/24018/86414

Added by champ103 on 10-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 51
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of ckeegan04
4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Draught House.

A - Dark brown with a thin, light brown head. Spotty lacing left on the glass. Dark ruby highlights when held up to light.

S - Strong roasted malt aromas with hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Coffee remains strong throughout and there are hints of sweet bread as well.

T - Lightly bitter roasted malts initially with tastes of coffee and just a bit of bitter chocolate. A light oakiness comes through towards the end of the drink. Strong maltiness throughout the beer.

M/D - Light bodied with a crisp moouthfeel and good carbonation. Ridiculously easy drinking and an excellent session beer. Yes, a real American session beer. I love it.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

The 750 mL bottle had no date. The body was a medium dark brown/cola colored with a very light tan head. The body was clear and the thin head sizzled out quickly.

The smell was nutty. Dried apricots and raisins.

The taste was also nutty. Bone-dry with a stale fruitiness. More flavor than expected for the low ABV.

The body was medium to thin.

This is not something I would seek out again.

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4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Wow. A slow gentle pour generates 4 fingers of light tan head. A hazy dark chestnut colored body.

S - Cocoa and coffee, toasted wheat bread crust, oak, vanilla, and caramel.

T - Follows the nose, dark cocoa, roasted coffee beans, dried oats, caramel rides underneath. Some acidity around the edges. Bitter dark cocoa holds strong and becomes the dominate flavor when warm. Finishes dry.

M - Active carbonation. The carbonation really calms down as the beer sets creating a light to medium creamy body.

Loads of bold flavors packed into this 3.30 ABV! This is my kind of session beer. The cocoa and oats were the main flavors and melded together very well.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.31/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried on tap at Jester King opening, 29 Jan 2011. Served in a Jester King snifter.

Small light brown head quickly dissipates. Lightly carbonated. Clear brown color. Light malty aroma. Moderately malty sweet. Very slight astringency through the middle. Light body, minimal alcohol. Some light chocolate. Pretty mild overall.

Very easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of dcotom
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the more interesting beers I have come across. A Farmhouse Mild? What could possibly go wrong? Very little, as it turns out. Poured cold from a 750-ml bottle into a proper lidded stein. Hazy, light caramel-sauce colored pour, with a two-finger very light tan head that settled into a thin ring with a spotty cap. Light caramel on the nose and palate, with Meyer lemon, rose petal, and a little barnyard funk. There is some very pleasant bitterness on the soft palate. Mouthfeel is light to medium. The finish is on the dry side, with a little lingering citrus and tart cherry. This is a very pleasant and drinkable beer, and at 2.9% ABV one could drink it all day long. This isn't going to have universal appeal, and it is quite expensive; however, if you like farmhouse ales, the uniqueness factor alone makes this well worth a splurge.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Clear brown with a short lived head and good lacing. Nutty and sweet smell. Taste is earthy and slightly sour. Good beer.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark but tastes pretty good.Really nice table beer.

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Commercial Suicide from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 165 ratings
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